2022 CanWaCH Annual General Meeting Information for Voting Members

CanWaCH AGM Voting Information

Welcome! To facilitate the participation of CanWaCH members from across Canada, we’ve launched a secure, online advance voting system for our 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM). Below, you will find all the information you need to vote. 

Once you have reviewed the information, please proceed to your unique voting ballot (details found in the voting email you received. If you did not receive this email please contact [email protected]).

If you have not yet registered to attend the AGM, please click on the link below.

Agenda and Voting Information

AGM: Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 10 – 11 a.m. EST

Advance voting closes at 5 p.m. EST on Monday, November 14, 2022.

*Please note that if quorum is reached in advance of the AGM, live voting will not be offered during the business meeting. Please take this opportunity to cast your vote now.*


Motion: To approve the 2022 Annual General Meeting Agenda. 

    • Welcome
    • Approval of Agenda
    • Approval of 2021 AGM Minutes
    • Chair Report
    • Chief Executive Officer Report
    • Finance and Audit Risk Committee Report
      • Appoint public accountant
    • Governance and Human Resources Committee Report
    • Election of new Directors


Motion: To approve the 2021 Seventh Annual General Meeting meeting minutes.


Motion: To approve the appointment of Pennylegion Chung LLP as the Public Accountant of the Corporation until the 2022-2023 Annual General Meeting of members or until their successors are appointed at a remuneration to be fixed by the Board of Directors and the Board of Directors are authorized to fix such remuneration. 


Motion: To approve that effective November 15, 2022, the following named persons be:

Elected to the Board of Directors for a three-year term:

Nadja Pollaert, Executive Director, Médecins du Monde Canada

Having started as a grass-roots community worker defending refugee rights and victims of torture over 15 years ago, Nadja Pollaert has gained extensive experience in human and child rights programming and health related to international and national humanitarian and developmental issues over that time. Today, Nadja is a part of the leadership team of the Médecins du Monde international network having developed and implemented projects in West and Central Africa, the Middle East, North Africa, Central America, and Haiti. She has successfully collaborated with partners from over 20 countries and worked with regional, national, and international organizations. Nadja has held a variety of leadership positions such as Executive Director of the International Bureau for Children’s Rights (IBCR) and, since 2014, as Executive Director of Médecins du Monde Canada. A political scientist by training, Nadja holds a degree in international relations from the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (IEP) and a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Montreal. Nadja has been involved in several organizations, including Maison Buissonnière, an organization dedicated to the social development of children, the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of the Child, Peacebuild and Amnesty International. Since 2019, she has  been appointed to the Policy Board of the Centre for International Studies and Research (CERIUM). Nadja was co-chair of the Humanitarian Response Network of Canada (HRN) from 2018-2020. 

Ky’okusinga Kirunga, Executive Director, Amref Health Africa in Canada

Ms. Kirunga brings more than 15 years of experience in leadership positions in the Canadian and international health sector, most recently as Director of ACCHO – an organization that provides strategic leadership in the response to HIV/AIDS in African, Caribbean and Black communities in Ontario. Prior to joining ACCHO, Ms. Kirunga held various senior positions at the Stephen Lewis Foundation, including overseeing a key fundraising portfolio and managing the Foundation’s monitoring and evaluation work. Ms. Kirunga has been a Board member of 60 Million Girls, and Mburara International School in Uganda.

With a decade of field work with grassroots organizations, Ms. Kirunga brings extensive first-hand African experience to the role of Executive Director. Her expertise in and passion for global health, with a focus on the health and rights of girls and women, will take Amref Health Africa in Canada forward as it works with the global organization to create lasting health change in Africa.

David Morley, President & CEO, UNICEF CANADA

David Morley is the President and CEO of UNICEF Canada with more than thirty years of experience advancing children’s rights and sustainable development on the world stage. David is a passionate voice for the world’s most vulnerable citizens, and has dedicated his career to improving the lives of children and communities in Canada and around the world. He is an internationally recognized expert on humanitarian response, international development and child well-being.

Prior to joining UNICEF Canada, David served as Executive Director of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders Canada, as President and CEO of Save the Children Canada and was the founding Executive Director of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship.A recognized leader in the field, David has taught at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto, sits on the Advisory Council of the Institute for the Study of International Development at McGill University and is Co-Chair of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

An award-winning author of two best-selling books, including Healing Our World: Inside Doctors without Borders, David’s career has taken him around the world. In recognition of his dedication to global sustainable development, David has been appointed to the Order of Canada. As Canada’s highest civilian honour, the Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. David has been invested into the Order “for his leadership in international development and for his humanitarian commitment to improving the lives of children and families around the world.” David completed his Masters in Education at the University of British Columbia where he recently received the UBC Alumni Award for Global Citizenship. He did his B.A. (Hons.) History at Carleton University and was recipient of the Carleton University Alumni Humanitarian Award in 2014. 

Nilima Gulrajani, Senior Research Fellow, ODI

Nilima is a Senior Research Fellow at ODI and Visiting Fellow at King’s College Department of International Development. She has more than 15 years of experience researching bilateral aid organization and reform, global development architecture, new development actors including Southern providers and corporate philanthropy, and development effectiveness.

Before joining ODI, Nilima was an Assistant Professor at the London School of Economics where she taught public management and global development. She has also previously worked as an international economist within the International Trade and Finance Group at the Canadian Ministry of Finance, the World Bank and the International Development Research Centre. She has Board-level experience at international charity Integrity Action and is a seasoned senior consultant and evaluator to international organizations, philanthropic foundations and national governments.She has published widely at the intersection of public management, development and global governance in leading peer-reviewed journals and regularly responds to international media enquiries and requests for expert testimony on trends in global development. She currently serves on the editorial board of a Wiley peer-reviewed journal Public Administration and Development. Nilima obtained her BA in Economics from McGill University and her PhD from Trinity College, Cambridge. 

Re-elected for a second three-year term:

Onome Ako, Chief Executive Director, Action Against Hunger, Canada 

Onome Ako has been the Chief Executive Director for Action Against Hunger Canada since August of 2021. Prior to this, she was the Executive Director of Amref Health Africa in Canada. In this role, she set the organization’s strategic direction, successfully growing revenue, strengthening operations and innovating programming in areas including maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition. With over 15 years of experience in international development, Onome has led initiatives in more than 15 countries with organizations including World Vision Canada and AfricaRecruit – a program of the Commonwealth and UNESCO – Regional Bureau for Education in Africa. She holds a B.A. in English from Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria, an M.A in International Affairs and Diplomacy from Ahmadu Bello University Nigeria and an M.Sc. in Management of NGOs and Social Policy from the London School of Economics. She is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) and member of the advisory committee for the Centennial College International Development program.  

Timothy Grant Evans, Inaugural Director and Associate Dean of the School of Population and Global Health, McGill University 

Dr. Tim Evans joined McGill University in September 2019 as the Inaugural Director and Associate Dean of the School of Population and Global Health (SPGH) in the Faculty of Medicine and Associate Vice-Principal (Global Policy and Innovation). Prior to joining McGill, he completed a  six year tenure as the Senior Director of the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice at the World Bank Group. From 2010 to 2013, Tim was Dean of the James P. Grant School of Public Health at BRAC University in Dhaka, Bangladesh and Senior Advisor to the BRAC Health Program. From 2003 to 2010, he served as Assistant Director General at the World Health Organization (WHO). Prior to this, Tim was Director of the Health Equity Theme at the Rockefeller Foundation. Earlier in his career, he was an attending physician of internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and an Assistant Professor in International Health Economics at the Harvard University School of Public Health. 

Tim has been at the forefront of advancing global health equity and strengthening health systems delivery for more than 20 years. At WHO, he led the Commission on Social Determinants of Health and oversaw the production of the annual World Health Report. He has been a co-founder of many partnerships including the Global Alliance on Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) as well as efforts to increase access to HIV treatment for mothers and innovative approaches to training community-based midwives in Bangladesh. Tim received his Medical Degree from McMaster University and was a Research and Internal Medicine Resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He earned a D.Phil. in Agricultural Economics from University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

Danny Glenwright, President & CEO, Save the Children Canada 

Danny Glenwright is the chief executive officer of Save the Children Canada, an international humanitarian and development organization specialized in fighting for children’s rights and welfare. He has also served as the managing editor of The Philanthropist, an online journal for practitioners, academics, supporters, and others engaged in the non-profit sector in Canada. 

A journalist by training, Danny has more than 15 years of experience in the non-profit and media sectors in Canada and internationally – and his work has taken him to more than 60 countries. This includes a stint as managing editor of the Gender Links news service in South Africa, a role with the United Nations in Palestine, and media training experience in Sierra Leone, Namibia, and Rwanda. He was also previously the managing editor of Xtra newspaper in Toronto and the executive director of Journalists for Human Rights. Danny holds a master’s degree in international development from Italy’s Pavia University and a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Ryerson University. He has written extensively about gender issues, media literacy and Canada’s role in international development. 

Important Documents 

CanWaCH 2021 Annual General Meeting Minutes

Thank you for taking the time to participate in CanWaCH’s AGM! 

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 10 – 11 a.m. EST.


October 17, 2022